A Simpler Time
by Jonathan Dorf, Tyler Dwiggins, Claire Epstein, Kathryn Funkhouser, Patrick Greene, Mora V. Harris, Carrie McWethy (McCrossen), Ian McWethy, Don Zolidis

Productions (35)
  • Comedy
  • |
  • 110 - 130 minutes
  • 8 f, 8 m, 14 either (16-55 actors possible: 8-47 f, 8-47 m)
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-729-6

A Simpler Time
by Jonathan Dorf, Tyler Dwiggins, Claire Epstein, Kathryn Funkhouser, Patrick Greene, Mora V. Harris, Carrie McWethy (McCrossen), Ian McWethy, Don Zolidis

(13)
Productions (35)
  • Comedy
  • |
  • 110 - 130 minutes
  • 8 f, 8 m, 14 either (16-55 actors possible: 8-47 f, 8-47 m)
  • Set: Minimal.

We challenged nine playwrights to find the funny and familiar in every era in this collection of ten-minute plays. Designed to be flexible for your trip through the fourth dimension, these plays can be performed in any combination, and you can choose to thread them together with optional interludes that form a tale of three time travelers. When you find yourself fighting with your friends on the night before the Constitution is due, listening in at a telephone switchboard in the 1940s, trying to avoid the more gruesome aspects of medieval times, or exploring a mysterious possible future, only one thing is certain: there's humor in human nature. Read More

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Standard Edition $10.99
eScript Digital Edition $9.99
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Play Details

We challenged nine playwrights to find the funny and familiar in every era in this collection of ten-minute plays. Designed to be flexible for your trip through the fourth dimension, these plays can be performed in any combination, and you can choose to thread them together with optional interludes that form a tale of three time travelers. When you find yourself fighting with your friends on the night before the Constitution is due, listening in at a telephone switchboard in the 1940s, trying to avoid the more gruesome aspects of medieval times, or exploring a mysterious possible future, only one thing is certain: there's humor in human nature.

This book contains nine 10-minute plays. To purchase this book of plays, click "Order Scripts" above. To perform an individual play, click on its title below:

  • Medieval Medicine by Claire Epstein
  • Safe Salem by Jonathan Dorf
  • Founding Fathers (Mothers) by Don Zolidis
  • Lady Washington by Tyler Dwiggins
  • Selfie Portrait by Carrie McCrossen
  • Weekend Warriors by Kathryn Funkhouser
  • Switcheroo by Mora V. Harris
  • A Forest Was This by Patrick Greene
  • Kids Today! by Ian McWethy

    • Comedy
    • |
    • 110 - 130 minutes
    • 8 f, 8 m, 14 either (16-55 actors possible: 8-47 f, 8-47 m)
    • Set: Minimal.
    • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-729-6
  • Production History

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    APR 17, 2020 - APR 17, 2020
    BASIS International School Hangzhou
    Hangzhou, United States
    BASIS International School Hangzhou Hangzhou, United States
    APR 02, 2020 - APR 03, 2020
    USP Players
    West Chester, PA United States
    USP Players West Chester, PA United States
    MAR 27, 2020 - MAR 28, 2020
    Tri-County RVTHS
    Franklin, MA United States
    Tri-County RVTHS Franklin, MA United States
    MAR 18, 2020 - MAR 20, 2020
    American Community School Of Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    American Community School Of Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    MAR 06, 2020 - MAR 07, 2020
    Heineman Middle School
    Algonquin, IL United States
    Heineman Middle School Algonquin, IL United States
    FEB 08, 2020 - FEB 09, 2020
    Northeastern Wisconsin Lutheran High School
    Green Bay, WI United States
    Northeastern Wisconsin Lutheran High School Green Bay, WI United States
    JAN 17, 2020 - JAN 18, 2020
    Northampton Area Middle School Drama Club
    Northampton, PA United States
    Northampton Area Middle School Drama Club Northampton, PA United States
    JAN 17, 2020 - JAN 18, 2020
    South St. Paul Public Schools
    South St. Paul, MN United States
    South St. Paul Public Schools South St. Paul, MN United States
    DEC 13, 2019 - DEC 14, 2019
    Fairhaven School
    Upper Marlboro, MD United States
    Fairhaven School Upper Marlboro, MD United States
    DEC 12, 2019 - DEC 12, 2019
    WISH Middle School
    Los Angeles, CA United States
    WISH Middle School Los Angeles, CA United States
    DEC 10, 2019 - DEC 10, 2019
    Denver Public Schools Slavens School
    Denver, CO United States
    Denver Public Schools Slavens School Denver, CO United States
    DEC 06, 2019 - DEC 07, 2019
    Valley View Middle School
    Edina, MN United States
    Valley View Middle School Edina, MN United States
    DEC 06, 2019 - DEC 06, 2019
    Princeton Day School
    Princeton, NJ United States
    Princeton Day School Princeton, NJ United States
    NOV 22, 2019 - NOV 22, 2019
    Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School Auditorium
    Bridgewater, NJ United States
    Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School Auditorium Bridgewater, NJ United States
    NOV 21, 2019 - NOV 22, 2019
    Nogales High School
    La Puente, CA United States
    Nogales High School La Puente, CA United States
    NOV 20, 2019 - NOV 21, 2019
    Foothills Middle School
    Arcadia, CA United States
    Foothills Middle School Arcadia, CA United States
    NOV 20, 2019 - NOV 21, 2019
    Flowing Wells Junior High School
    Tucson, AZ United States
    Flowing Wells Junior High School Tucson, AZ United States
    NOV 15, 2019 - NOV 16, 2019
    Indian River School
    Canaan, NH United States
    Indian River School Canaan, NH United States
    NOV 15, 2019 - NOV 16, 2019
    South Haven Schools
    South Haven, KS United States
    South Haven Schools South Haven, KS United States
    NOV 15, 2019 - NOV 16, 2019
    Cedaredge High School
    Cedaredge, CO United States
    Cedaredge High School Cedaredge, CO United States
    NOV 15, 2019 - NOV 16, 2019
    Hiawatha Jr./Sr. High School
    Kirkland, IL United States
    Hiawatha Jr./Sr. High School Kirkland, IL United States
    NOV 14, 2019 - NOV 16, 2019
    Liberty Prep
    Mooresville, NC United States
    Liberty Prep Mooresville, NC United States
    NOV 14, 2019 - NOV 17, 2019
    Nantucket High School Drama Club
    Nantucket, MA United States
    Nantucket High School Drama Club Nantucket, MA United States
    NOV 11, 2019 - NOV 24, 2019
    Sudlersville Middle School
    Sudlersville, MD United States
    Sudlersville Middle School Sudlersville, MD United States
    NOV 08, 2019 - NOV 09, 2019
    Rogers High School
    Rogers, AR United States
    Rogers High School Rogers, AR United States
    NOV 07, 2019 - NOV 09, 2019
    Cresset Christian Academy
    Raleigh, NC United States
    Cresset Christian Academy Raleigh, NC United States
    NOV 05, 2019 - NOV 07, 2019
    Rundle Academy
    CALGARY, AB Canada
    Rundle Academy CALGARY, AB Canada
    NOV 05, 2019 - NOV 08, 2019
    Trinity College South
    Evanston South, SA Australia
    Trinity College South Evanston South, SA Australia
    NOV 04, 2019 - NOV 04, 2019
    Central High School
    Corinth, ME United States
    Central High School Corinth, ME United States
    OCT 31, 2019 - NOV 02, 2019
    Tippecanoe Valley High School
    Akron, IN United States
    Tippecanoe Valley High School Akron, IN United States
    OCT 21, 2019 - OCT 22, 2019
    Charleston County School Of The Arts Theatre Department
    North Charleston, SC United States
    Charleston County School Of The Arts Theatre Department North Charleston, SC United States
    OCT 17, 2019 - OCT 18, 2019
    papillion lavista south highschool
    Papillion, NE United States
    papillion lavista south highschool Papillion, NE United States
    SEP 28, 2019 - SEP 29, 2019
    Havergal College
    Toronto, ON Canada
    Havergal College Toronto, ON Canada
    SEP 13, 2019 - SEP 15, 2019
    Naperville North High School
    Naperville, IL United States
    Naperville North High School Naperville, IL United States
    AUG 16, 2019 - AUG 16, 2019
    Barrington Community Theatre
    Barrington, RI United States
    Barrington Community Theatre Barrington, RI United States
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    APR 17, 2020 - APR 17, 2020
    BASIS International School Hangzhou
    Hangzhou, United States
    BASIS International School Hangzhou Hangzhou, United States
    APR 02, 2020 - APR 03, 2020
    USP Players
    West Chester, PA United States
    USP Players West Chester, PA United States
    MAR 27, 2020 - MAR 28, 2020
    Tri-County RVTHS
    Franklin, MA United States
    Tri-County RVTHS Franklin, MA United States
    MAR 18, 2020 - MAR 20, 2020
    American Community School Of Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    American Community School Of Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    MAR 06, 2020 - MAR 07, 2020
    Heineman Middle School
    Algonquin, IL United States
    Heineman Middle School Algonquin, IL United States
    FEB 08, 2020 - FEB 09, 2020
    Northeastern Wisconsin Lutheran High School
    Green Bay, WI United States
    Northeastern Wisconsin Lutheran High School Green Bay, WI United States
    JAN 17, 2020 - JAN 18, 2020
    Northampton Area Middle School Drama Club
    Northampton, PA United States
    Northampton Area Middle School Drama Club Northampton, PA United States
    JAN 17, 2020 - JAN 18, 2020
    South St. Paul Public Schools
    South St. Paul, MN United States
    South St. Paul Public Schools South St. Paul, MN United States
    DEC 13, 2019 - DEC 14, 2019
    Fairhaven School
    Upper Marlboro, MD United States
    Fairhaven School Upper Marlboro, MD United States
    DEC 12, 2019 - DEC 12, 2019
    WISH Middle School
    Los Angeles, CA United States
    WISH Middle School Los Angeles, CA United States
    DEC 10, 2019 - DEC 10, 2019
    Denver Public Schools Slavens School
    Denver, CO United States
    Denver Public Schools Slavens School Denver, CO United States
    DEC 06, 2019 - DEC 07, 2019
    Valley View Middle School
    Edina, MN United States
    Valley View Middle School Edina, MN United States
    DEC 06, 2019 - DEC 06, 2019
    Princeton Day School
    Princeton, NJ United States
    Princeton Day School Princeton, NJ United States
    NOV 22, 2019 - NOV 22, 2019
    Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School Auditorium
    Bridgewater, NJ United States
    Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School Auditorium Bridgewater, NJ United States
    NOV 21, 2019 - NOV 22, 2019
    Nogales High School
    La Puente, CA United States
    Nogales High School La Puente, CA United States
    NOV 20, 2019 - NOV 21, 2019
    Foothills Middle School
    Arcadia, CA United States
    Foothills Middle School Arcadia, CA United States
    NOV 20, 2019 - NOV 21, 2019
    Flowing Wells Junior High School
    Tucson, AZ United States
    Flowing Wells Junior High School Tucson, AZ United States
    NOV 15, 2019 - NOV 16, 2019
    Indian River School
    Canaan, NH United States
    Indian River School Canaan, NH United States
    NOV 15, 2019 - NOV 16, 2019
    South Haven Schools
    South Haven, KS United States
    South Haven Schools South Haven, KS United States
    NOV 15, 2019 - NOV 16, 2019
    Cedaredge High School
    Cedaredge, CO United States
    Cedaredge High School Cedaredge, CO United States
    NOV 15, 2019 - NOV 16, 2019
    Hiawatha Jr./Sr. High School
    Kirkland, IL United States
    Hiawatha Jr./Sr. High School Kirkland, IL United States
    NOV 14, 2019 - NOV 16, 2019
    Liberty Prep
    Mooresville, NC United States
    Liberty Prep Mooresville, NC United States
    NOV 14, 2019 - NOV 17, 2019
    Nantucket High School Drama Club
    Nantucket, MA United States
    Nantucket High School Drama Club Nantucket, MA United States
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